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217 - Alex Ferrari - How to Make Profitable Indie Films as a Filmtrepreneur

Hello, Indie Creatives!

In this episode, we have a conversation with Filmmaker, Entrepreneur, and Podcaster Alex Ferrari. In addition to his best-selling books, 'Shooting for the Mob' and 'Rise of the Filmtrepreneur,' we talk about his latest film 'On the Corner of Ego and Desire,' his childhood growing up in Jamaica Queens, NY, where and how he developed his "Hustle" mentality, his infamous Hollywood Video and GameStop arbitrage stories, why he decided to retire from Post Production work, and so much more. Enjoy!

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Rise of the Filmtrepreneur: How to Turn Your Indie Film into a Moneymaking Business

Shooting for the Mob (Based on the Incredible True Filmmaking Story)


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